Electronic Gaming Monthly's Scores

  • Games
For 2,307 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 65% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Lowest review score: 5 Ping Pals
Score distribution:
2,307 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This is a well-put-together mini-game masquerading as sports entertainment. [Dec 2002, p.250]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Suffers from a steep difficulty curve. Blame it on the excessive enemy quotient, the steep cost of healing, and the unwieldy inventory control. [Feb 2002, p.148]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Apparently, someone out there was itching for a game that combines the witless banality of "Jake and the Fat Man" with the absurd chase scenarios of "CHiPS." [Apr 2006, p.106]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The controls are sluggish, and combos are difficult to pull off because of the GBA's tiny directional pad. [Sept 2003, p.134]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Control is stiff and floaty, while boss battles often require stubborn persistence instead of strategy. [July 2004, p.95]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's not bad, but it could have been much more. [Dec 2001, p.264]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Control is stiff and floaty, while boss battles often require stubborn persistence instead of strategy. [July 2004, p.95]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    If you need a simple gunplay fix this could maybe see you through a weekend... [July 2006, p.92]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The gameplay feels very unfinished. [Oct 2001, p.158]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    After Burner sports merely decent graphics while managing to suck all the fun out of a once-great franchise. [Apr 2007, p.92]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    In other words, it's prescribed, with reservations, for patient <i>The Longest Journey</i> zealots only. [Jun 2006, p.115]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Offers some decent (yet uninspired) missions to fly, but...true thrills are in short supply. [Nov 2003, p.184]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Trust me: The nostalgia is lost after you bash your hundredth battle droid or start getting creamed by the enemies' cheap gang-up-on-you tactics. [July 2005, p.116]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 72 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    If you need a simple gunplay fix this could maybe see you through a weekend... [July 2006, p.92]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 72 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Instead of being boring, it's totally unbalanced and infuriating. [Jan 2004, p.142]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    It&#146;s a solid game from a technical standpoint, but extraordinarily bland from a gameplay perspective. [Jan 2002, p.208]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    When a racing game's gimmick relies on un-seat-belted drivers forcibly ejected through windshields during crashes, you know you're in trouble. [Aug 2005, p.110]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Inexplicably horrible graphics completely ruin an otherwise splendid title. [Feb 2002, p.156]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's just mediocre all around. [Jan. 2007, p.106]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The restricted movement is tough to stomach. [Dec 2001, p.264]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    I dare people to enjoy NBA Live. [Jan 2002, p.216]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    When a racing game's gimmick relies on un-seat-belted drivers forcibly ejected through windshields during crashes, you know you're in trouble. [Aug 2005, p.110]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    One of the least exciting party games I&#146;ve ever played. [Jan 2002, p.228]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Airblade sabotages everything it gets right with gameplay problems. [Mar 2002, p.135]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The Columns formula really isn't that fun. [Mar 2002, p.146]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's just mediocre all around. [Jan. 2007, p.106]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The game is such a generic experience, I wouldn't be surprised if it came in a plain yellow box labelled "Video War Game." [June 2005, p.106]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    What they've done is mash together a platform/coin-collecting game with a plodding kart-combat racer, then grafted on some escaped-from-a-cell-phone minigames. It's a Frankensteinian mess.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Viking simply doesn't do enough to stand up to the more polished action experiences out there. [June 2008, p.86]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Collectively, the infuriating missions and maddening difficulty swings prove to be overwhelming, sucking away what little fun there is. [Nov 2004, p.136]
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